Friday, May 18, 2012
Last week Patch brought you a story about Jason Skipper's contributions to the Civic League for Regional Atlanta.
Duffey Communications Inc. promoted Jason Skipper to director of public affairs. He is tasked with leading continued expansion of Duffey’s Public Affairs practice, which seeks to affect local, state and national policy outcomes; influence key stakeholders; and manage complex issues for a variety of industries, according to a release. “Jason’s combined legislative, community relations and issues management experience consistently materializes into impressive results and successful campaigns for our clients,” said Duffey President and CEO Sherri Fallin. “Public affairs continues to evolve,” Skipper said. “Social media – from Facebook and Twitter to the unfiltered, 24-hour news cycle of digital media like YouTube – has changed the way we …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Stop by one local business for the chance to win gift cards from some of Hickory Flat's finest businesses.
Hickory Flat Highway Automotive is holding a drawing for a one-hour Signature Massage from LaVida Massage, three gift certificates for manicures at Nail salon, one month membership at Cabana Tan, two gift certificates, $25 and $10, to Taylor's Tavern & Grill, and two $25 gift certificates at Lady Slipper Rare Plant Nursery. To enter, stop in anytime or register online before May 12. No purchase necessary to enter. Hickory Flat Highway Automotive is also offering half off a synthetic blend oil change and 20 percent off of labor and repairs to service men and women, veterans or active duty. Some exclusions do apply. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch’s free newsletter, like us on …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Started in November 2011, GeorgiaLocalSearch.com offers online promotion at no charge to service men and women wanting to start their own ventures.
The high unemployment rates for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan inspired the owners of one West Cobb business to do their part in bringing that number down. Started last November, GeorgiaLocalSearch.com creates online profiles and helps with the overall Internet marketing and presence for businesses in five metro Atlanta counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding. Service men and women returning from the Middle East who want to launch their own business are given the services free for a year, said Ken Adams, a retired BellSouth executive who runs the business with his wife, Donna Rae, and son, Kenny Jr. “The guys that have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan have sacrificed so much—they’ve given so much of their lives for…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Because she obviously can't cook on Mother's Day, where will you take Mom for the special morning.
Before anyone gets mad about the reference to moms always doing the cooking, let me explain: Nobody, the Cherokee County Fire Department included, wants me in the kitchen. Do you want your kids handling knives and fire? Doubtful. So unless you're married to Emeril Lagasse (BAM!), you're going to need a good place to head for brunch. So where will you take her? You have until 9 a.m. Friday to vote. Your options: We can't add any establishments to this poll, but if your favorite is missing, tell us in the comments below so we'll know for next time. You also might want to check out the options in Canton-Sixes Patch, Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch, Alpharetta-Milton Patch, Cumming Patch and Roswell Patch. The winner will be based equally on the …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I need a place to put my two dogs for three nights.
I'm nervous, OK? I'm one of those people who worries about the stress on my dogs by applying my human emotions on Daisy and Scout Finch. But here's the thing: I really need a vacation. I'm able to get away for a few days and I have no idea what to do with my puppies. I could ask my neighbors to walk them, but I've never really talked to my neighbors. I could put them in boarding, but I'm worried that will freak them out. I could pay someone else to check in on them once or twice a day. They're super low maintenance. They need a walk in the morning and a walk at night and to be fed at night. Help me, please?
Friday, April 27, 2012
Only three votes were cast this week, which might not be a good sign if Hickory Flat and Holly Springs mothers want flowers for Mother's Day.
Ladybugs Flowers and Gifts proved to be the Readers' Choice favorite for florists. In a 2-1 vote, Ladybugs beat out Country Designs. Next week you can vote on the best place for Mother's Day brunch. If you have any suggestions, tell us in the comments. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Glisten Natural and Organic Airbrush Mobile Tanning offers low-cost tanning options that spare your skin from harmful UV rays.
Pool season is among us and those who fear skin cancer are looking for alternate means of tanning. If you don't lay out or hit the tanning bed, you're only other option is to invest in a good sunless tanner or spray-on tan. Alyson Vann owns and operates Glisten Natural and Organic Mobile Airbrush Tanning out of her Harmony on the Lakes home. For $30, you get a tan that will last up to 10 days. For $40, she will come to you for your spray tan. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Find your job or post an opening on Patch.
Owner Jay Wright said he never made a profit in the coffee shop's three years of existence.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Join the Georgia Department of Labor for tips on how to write the perfect resume.
Georgia Department of Labor experts offer resume writing advice today. You can view replays of previous live discussions on topics including surviving a layoff, career advice for young people and succeeding at job interviews. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.